Worship Service for March 15th, 2020

Lighting of the Candles and Prelude

Welcome to All and Announcements

*Gathering Hymn: #542 My Life is in You, Lord

Moment of Silence and Prayer                                                                                            

Call to Worship                                                                                                                          

(Based on Psalm 34; Please read the text in bold print.)                                     Leader: Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.                                                                          

People: Turn away from evil and do good;                                                             Leader: seek peace and pursue it.                                                                                  

People: The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.                                                                       

Leader: The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.       

All: When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of    all their troubles. Amen.

Service of Praise

*Hymn of Praise: “Cornerstone” (on screen)

Invocation Prayer

(Followed by the Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts as we  forgive our  debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen


The Service of Giving and Praying


Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:9

Scripture Reader: Larry Heffner


Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.


Offering Prayer and Collection

*Doxology #815                                                                                                       Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him,               

all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;              Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:13-27

Scripture Reader: Larry Heffner

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name?’ And then I will  declare to them, ‘I   never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”


Special Music: Choir- “Come and Dine”

Children’s Dismissal to Children’s Church for PreK-5th grades only


Prayer Concerns of the Church

Izzy Dileo, Susan Denson, Pat Walker, Frank Holt, Sue Birchfield, the family of Cosette, Judy Williams, Phyllis Miller, Sue Wyman, Whickie Knight,  Sandy Uing, Walter Smith, John Skaggs, Ricky Coleman, Orvetta Fitzwater, Carl    Stanley, FeFe, Mari Wolke, Buddy Vass, Billy Hodge, Kathy Martin, Tammy Clay,  Karen Guills, Kathy Coldren, Louise Legg, Jay Proud, Stacey Bostic, Dan  Leger, Becky Godby, Craig Phillips, Don Walton, James McCoy, Rikki Peters, Rachel, Judd Boone, Bethel Pack, Peter Brundage, Risa & Kate Dubin, Amy & John Leb, unspoken concerns, those who travel, peace & justice issues, refugees, widows, orphans, those in  prison & our leaders.




~Please read aloud together~

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
    from everlasting to everlasting!
And let all the people say, “Amen!”
    Praise the Lord!

Psalm 106:48



Service of Proclamation

*Hymn of Preparation: #526 The Solid Rock


Sermon by Pastor Jonathan Turner                                         

  “Building a Foundation on Christ”


Service of Invitation and Mission


*Hymn of Invitation: #596 I Surrender All



Join us for our Choir Easter Cantata Practice on Sundays at 9am! The Cantata will be held on Palm Sunday!


We welcome all of our visitors and new friends! If you would like to learn more about our Connect Classes, Membership, Baptism, Giving or serving in one of our ministries, please contact the church office.




Sunday, March 15th:

5:30pm Tabor Towers Meal and Worship Service- “St. Patrick’s” Theme


Tuesday, March 17th:

6pm Mom’s of Addicts Support Meeting in Annex


Wednesday, March 18th:

9am Women’s Ministry (ABW) preparing Gwen’s Meals in Basement

6pm Bible Study in the Annex on “The Easter Experience”. Join us!

7pm Recovery Life Ministry in Annex


Thursday, March 19th:

5pm Discipleship Vision Committee Meeting in Annex


March 27th-29th:

Women’s Camp at Cowen! All ladies 18 and older are invited for a      wonderful weekend! Please contact Nikalee to register for either the whole weekend or just Saturday. $45 for the weekend, $30 for Saturday.




Today (3/15/20)

9am Children’s Church: Kim Dennler

11am Children’s Church: Sue Patterson

Van Drivers: AM Pick-up (Bryan), PM Return ( Bob )


Next Week (3/22/20)

9am Children’s Church: Nikalee Turner and Wanda Lester

11am Children’s Church: Saundra Simms

Van Drivers: Pick-up (Bryan), PM Return (Wayne )


Let us know if you would like to serve with our Children’s Church Ministry, be trained to be on the Audio/Visual Team, or are willing to be a van driver!

We appreciate all of our volunteers!


If you would like to give a one time or a  recurring donation online, whether as a tithe, offering or towards a specific ministry or fund, please do so at the following web address. It is also located as a link on our website under the “Giving” tab. Or text any amount to 84321 to set up giving through texting. It will make you a  donor profile and set up your payment info. This will be reflected in your yearly giving statements from the church at the end of the year.


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